Updated (April, 2013): Compare the Samsung WB850F vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x61x24 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 
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differences

Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size Significantly smaller 109x61x24 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the WB850F's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 23 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom 21x vs 20x
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More than 10% more zoom
Thickness Significantly thinner 1" vs 1.4"
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Around 30% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX30V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 16s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Zoom Great zoom Help
        WB850F:21x
        DSC-HX30V:20x
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        921k dots
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Travel zoom

        $83 - $449

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $365

        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $288

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Weight Is much lighter
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $300

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $229 - $399

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Samsung WB850F Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $150 - $259

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Lowest price Significantly cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung WB800F

        Samsung WB800F

        Travel zoom

        $190

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung WB750

        Samsung WB750

        Travel zoom

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Slightly smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $134

        Size Smaller
        Lowest price Significantly cheaper
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

        Travel zoom

        $328

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Zoom Less zoom
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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